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The seafront of the city of Limassol stretches for many kilometers. It is nicely landscaped with paths, ideal for nice long walks on Sunday mornings or on warm nights. There are sandy beaches, lined with cafeterias, bars, restaurants, hotels etc. The seafront is the heart and soul of the city, where daily life blends with that of tourists and vice versa.

The area today known as Enaerios is rich with cafes and bars, where young people sit for hours at cafes and bars. Some of those young people are not aware that the area is called Enaerios, in Greek meaning "aerial" for a reason.

Cyprus was once rich with asbestos, which was being commerically extracted as from 1904 from the mines in the Troodos mountain. In order to transport the asbestos through the countryside, where no roads existed at the time, an aerial railroad was built by Italian engineers in order to transport the asbestos to the warehouses in this area (none of them exist today, unfortunately). From there on, the asbestos was being loaded onto ships and barges from this very pier.

For more information: www.enaerios.com

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